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General rule for where to exchange cash: country of departure or destination? [duplicate]

As a general rule, can one say that it is better to exchange cash for a foreign trip in the country of departure or of arrival? My main concern here is a favorable exchange rate. As a concrete case, ...
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How do I spend money in Sweden and Denmark? [duplicate]

I will be visiting Stockholm, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark for holidays in a couple weeks. I live in the US and have a Bank of America bank account and debit card. I will be spending money in ...
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How do I spend money in the US? [duplicate]

I'm a Canadian traveling to the US next month. I haven't traveled internationally before and I'm not sure how money works. Am I able to use my credit card in the US? I have a $2000 limit, will USD ...
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When traveling to USA, New York, how to pay (Euro bank account) [duplicate]

When traveling from Europe to New York, which is the most cost-effective way to pay for anything? My purchases will mostly be places to eat, museums, stadiums etc. So should I exchange money when ...
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Cheapest option to exchange money in Japan [duplicate]

I will be travelling from Europe to Japan and considering what's the best way to get Japanese yen: Bring EUR from home country and exchange in Japan - airport or other place? Use ATM in Japan - how ...
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1answer
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How can I reduce expenses on currency conversions? [duplicate]

I would like to know the best way to reduce expenses on currency conversions. I think I have 4 options: Buy money in an exchange money house in my home town. Use my debit/credit cart to pay bills. ...
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1answer
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Czech crown or euros/dollars? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Europe in 11 days. I'm going to UK, Austria, Czech Republic and Hungary, and here in Chile I can exchange Chilean pesos to sterling pounds, dollars and euros. I'm particularly ...
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2answers
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Which is the best way to bring money in USA [duplicate]

In a few weeks I'll travel from Europe to USA. I'll stay there for some months and in my fisrt period there I'll need a large ammount of money for living there (let's say 2000-3000$). So my question ...
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Money Exchange (CHF to USD) in Switzerland, Canada or in the USA? [duplicate]

I want to buy US dollar with swiss francs. I have the opportunity to make this change in Switzerland (Geneva), in the USA (Seattle) or in Canada (Vancouver). Where will I likely get the best change? ...
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2answers
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Preferred method to exchange USD to CAD? [duplicate]

I don't do much traveling outside of the US but in a few weeks I will be driving from NYC to Canada. I am not sure what the best method would be to convert USD to CAD. Should I convert before I ...
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Currency to use and expenses in Hungary & Czech republic [duplicate]

A week after, I'll be going on a central Europe tour of Budapest-Prague-Vienna. This is the first time I'm travelling abroad, and as a new graduate I'm on a rather tight budget in case of shopping ...
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Where to exchange money [duplicate]

I am traveling to Europe for two weeks from South Africa and the exchange rate is really not in my favour. Where is the best place to exchange? In South Africa or when I arrive in France?
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How to take my money on holiday - Prepaid card or creditcard? [duplicate]

I'm based in the UK and travelling to South Africa in two months. I'm slightly against carrying a lot of cash since I have a habit of losing things and we are going to be staying in a lot of different ...
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Visiting the U.K. from U.S. — how do I get British money? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? I'm going to the U.K. How does the whole thing with money work? Can I use my U.S. credit ...
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1answer
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How to get cash in Europe (ATM cards and taking cash) coming from United States [duplicate]

Can someone recommend a good ATM card to obtain for an American going to Europe. Specifically, I'm going to England/Wales if that makes a difference. To give back, I mention that I have a Amazon ...
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Currency management when backpacking? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When traveling to a country with a different currency, how should you take your money? I am going in a trip round Europe this summer (more info) http://www.tripline.net/trip/...
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1answer
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Exchanging US dollars for Australian Dollars [duplicate]

Traveling to Australia, where is best place to exchange money? US Bank? Airport in LAX? SLC airport or in Australia
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Buying CAD with USD [duplicate]

We'll be driving from the US via Vermont into Quebec, headed to Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. What's our best strategy for buying Canadian dollars?
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Getting cash in Israel (least expensive way) [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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Least expensive way for a tourist to get cash in Israel? [duplicate]

What is the least expensive way for an American tourist in Israel to get cash? The options seem to be: Debit card - but there are withdrawal fees, often 5% or more. Credit card - but interest ...
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0answers
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Going to US, information on forex to be carried [duplicate]

I would be flying to US (California) for employment next week. To survive for the first month, until I get my first paycheck I'll be carrying some US Dollars from India. I have decided to carry around ...
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Cheapest way to get money in Prague with a London bank account [duplicate]

I am travelling to Prague from London for a couple of days. I do have some questions. Should I exchange my money here in the UK first? Or should I just use my credit card at the ATMs there in Prague? ...
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Where can I purchase UAE Dirham with good deal in Dubai? [duplicate]

Although Travelex and other foreign exchanges are located in Dubai airport, the exchange rate and fee is quite high. Where can I purchase UAE Dirham in Dubai with good deal?
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Is it quite expensive to Exchange euros to pounds and vice versa at Heathrow? [duplicate]

I am planning a visit to London. I was wondering what are the optimum choices to exchange euros to pounds and pounds to euros? Is there an extra charge, apart from the exchange rate? Is it safe to ...
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What is the best method for exchanging dollars for Euros?

I'm traveling from the US to Europe in a few weeks. When and what is the best method of exchanging dollars for Euros? I imagine there's options like: at the airport when you arrive in Europe at a ...
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Should I change most of my money in my home country or in the destination country? baht to canadian dollars…change in thailand or canada

Where can I get more favourable exchange rate, in general?changing baht to Canadian dollars in Thailand or Canada or make a bank transfer to my Canadian account
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4answers
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How to pay for things in Greece?

My boyfriend and I are headed to Greece (Athens for some time and islands for some time). We plan on bringing euros that we ordered from our personal banks in the States. But I am curious what the ...
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9answers
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How to avoid credit card fee gouging in foreign countries?

I'm leaving (the US) for the Dominican Republic tomorrow and I only just discovered that credit cards charge a 3% fee on every transaction. I haven't been out of the country lately, but this isn't how ...
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8answers
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How much cash to carry for a conference in the Netherlands?

My husband won an academic contest and the prize was a trip to the Netherlands for a global conference on his specialty. He's responsible for paying for food and transportation, but the lodging and ...
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Accidentally travelling with a large amount of cash - can I quickly transfer it to a debit card?

With just under a week to go until I head for Europe I made an epic faux pas. Instead of ordering a Visa debit card with 1500 Euro added to it, I have ended up with 1500 Euro in cash. I cannot take ...

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